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Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd. Files Tort Claim Notice with State of Indiana on Behalf of Mother of 5-Year-Old Amareon Williams

Anita LeFlore, the mother of 5-year-old Amareon Williams, who tragically died when he was asphyxiated by a jump rope at Tricia’s Playhouse and Day Care on June 9, 2014, has filed a Tort Claim Notice with the Governor of the State of Indiana, the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, and the Indiana Attorney General. The basis of the Claim is that the State of Indiana through its Department of Family & Social Services should have closed the child care facility on April 21, 2014 when during an inspection, six (6) serious violations were detected. Further investigation by Ms. LeFlore’s attorneys revealed that five (5) days prior to that inspection, a parent filed a complaint in which it was claimed that a child had been beaten with a belt at the Day Care facility. (more…)

Driver Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Serious Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Serious tractor-trailer accidents, like the June 27th crash involving a UPS semi-truck driver and the June 7th collision that killed one man and severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan, have raised awareness about sleep apnea within the commercial trucking industry. Although anyone who has been behind the wheel for several hours at a time has probably experienced fatigue and drowsiness, commercial truck drivers can cause serious injury and death when they fall asleep on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a tractor-trailer traveling 55 miles per hour can traverse the length of entire football field within 4.6 seconds. In other words, a truck driver who nods off for just a few seconds can cause devastation on the highway. (more…)
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